We are hugely proud to announce that our Dulwich College International schools have been shortlisted in six categories with seven nominations for the prestigious Tes Awards for International Schools 2024. Originating in the UK, the Tes Awards are considered the gold standard awarding body, celebrating the most outstanding schools and teachers within the global education community and spotlighting their innovative and exceptional education practices. The shortlisted finalists have been selected by a panel of expert judges, including school leaders, experts, and education researchers.
Dulwich College International schools are committed to excellence in every possible way and are honoured to be shortlisted for these awards. They not only reflect our commitment to fostering a nurturing learning environment but also highlight the remarkable accomplishments of our community. They also give us the motivation to continuously raise the bar and uphold the standard of excellence that defines our educational philosophy. We are eagerly anticipating the final results and extend our gratitude to everyone who has contributed to our success.
Read more to find out about each nominated College and their shortlisted award(s).
Dulwich College Beijing
Community Engagement Initiative of the Year
Dulwich College Beijing has been nominated for their innovative initiative Planet Hack, an annual collaborative hackathon with the Australian National University where students spend two days working together to provide solutions to key global issues – with “Food Security” as this year’s theme. Events like Planet Hack are crucial in fostering a culture of technological advancement and collaborative learning, providing young innovators a platform to experiment, learn and grow.
Anthony Coles, Head of College at Dulwich College Beijing, said, “Planet Hack supports our mission of ‘Live Worldwise’ and our desire for students to make a difference to the planet. Using a myriad of skills, students solve real-world problems with support from professors at The Australian National University. I couldn’t be prouder of the students for taking on these challenges. My thanks to Yosef Karasik for his leadership of this programme.”
Dulwich College Shanghai Pudong
Sustainability and Global Citizenship are infused and embedded across our family of schools, with the goal to encourage our communities to make informed choices, take inspired action and create positive impact.
At Dulwich College Shanghai Pudong, sustainability is a constant theme in the curriculum. Whether it is kindergarten students working in their garden on growing herbs and making compost, or older students arranging clothes swaps and leading workshops on making eco-friendly deodorant, the students at Dulwich College Shanghai Pudong are actively advocating for the planet. Sustainability initiatives at the College include promoting plant-based meal options in the dining hall, maintaining a green campus with gardens, trees, ponds, and outdoor learning spaces, student sustainability clubs operating across the College, a parent-run sustainability group who host practical workshops in promoting sustainable living within the community, and far more.
Dulwich College Shanghai Pudong has also gone through the thorough process of publishing an Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) Report that clearly highlights their successes in these key areas of environmental sustainability, whilst also helping them form clear, communal, and aspirational goals for the future.
Dulwich College Shanghai Puxi
International Principal/Head of the Year
Best Use of Technology
David Ingram, the founding Head of College at Dulwich Puxi, has been an inspiration to the campus since 2016, offering unwavering dedication, innovative teaching methods, and a passion for fostering a positive learning environment. His commitment to student success goes beyond the classroom, and he instils in both colleagues and students a love for learning, resilience, and a belief in the transformative power of education.
David Ingram said: “I'm deeply moved by this nomination. Achievements in schools are a collective effort, and individual accolades reflect the strength of our team. It is the community and values within our college community that truly make us special.”
Dulwich College Shanghai Puxi has been a trailblazer in the use of AI in education since well before the genAI explosion in the past eighteen months. Dulwich College Shanghai Puxi’s proactive approach to technology adoption is evident in their early adoption of pioneering AI tools, like aleX Qbot chatbot and Century Tech, making them one of the first to use these tools in K-12 education and the first to use the latter in China. Recognising that AI is a vital competency in the digital age, Dulwich College Shanghai Puxi is committed to equipping their students with the skills they need for the future.
Amelia King, the Director of EdTech at Dulwich College Shanghai Puxi said: “Being shortlisted for Best Use of Technology for our holistic use of Artificial Intelligence at Dulwich College Shanghai Puxi is a testament to the collaborative efforts of our team…This nomination validates our commitment to fostering innovation in education through the seamless integration of technology across our curriculum, and the way in which we have been dedicated to being ahead of the edtech curve since long before generative AI tools became popular. For us, AI is simply another feather in our edtech hat, and I'm thrilled to witness the positive impact of our collective endeavours in enhancing the learning experience for our students.”
Dulwich College (Singapore)
International School of the Year
Over the 10 years since it was founded, Dulwich College (Singapore) has become one of Singapore and the world’s leading schools both for academic results and achievement beyond the curriculum. The ongoing journey from good to great has been defined by the pillar “Students Come First,” and achievements over the last twelve months speak to the school being shortlisted in three prestigious Tes categories.
“We’re thrilled to be shortlisted in three categories, including the prestigious International School of the Year Award, in our 10th Year Anniversary,” said Nick Magnus, Head of College, Dulwich College (Singapore). “This recognition is testament to the hard work by all at the College who put our students first in everything we do and drive forward our vision for each student to Live Worldwise.”
Dulwich College (Singapore) has been at the forefront of educational sustainability in Singapore. Students have been consistently adamant that sustainability is non-negotiable, driving the design and build of “The Greenhouse”, Singapore’s first Greenmark Platinum certificated net-zero school building, which opened in November 2023. The Greenhouse is powered entirely by solar energy generated on site, with kinetic tiles, hydroponic planters, natural light and ventilation and low carbon concrete. The learning spaces are designed to promote student agency and conceptual learning, exemplifying the College's “pioneering spirit”.
Diversity, equity and inclusion is at the core of the Dulwich College (Singapore) community. They are leading in this space, with a goal of creating a caring, inclusive and welcoming community for all stakeholders. Their commitment to DEI is seen in its inclusion as one of the six core College Guiding Statements, meaning that all action and improvement plans must have measurable targets connected to DEI. This cascades through every facet of operations — from staff recruitment strategies and marketing approaches to curriculum content and the way students interact on campus.
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